JMU's employee & student giving campaign: a special Madison tradition

For many years, faculty and staff at James Madison University have taken pride in building one of the most successful employee giving programs in higher education, and — in recent years — students have joined in for Madison Giving, a unique and powerful employee and student giving campaign.

Gifts to the campaign can be made online, by mail, by telephone (855-JMU-GIVE) or by payroll deduction (for faculty and staff).

Annually, more than 2,500 students as well as full- and part-time faculty and staff make gifts to the campaign, which runs throughout the entire year, but will enjoy a higher level of focus during the four weeks leading up to JMU Giving Day on March 13. During this mid-February to mid-March period, faculty, staff and students will set the stage for the 24-hour, online giving event that will involve Dukes from around the globe.

Jordan Taylor (Student Co-Chair)
Jordan Taylor, Madison Giving student co-chair

"I give back to JMU because the University has provided me with the environment and resources to create success in my own terms. Giving back ensures that future Dukes will have an even better college experience. I give back to be a proponent of change in creating the next generation of leaders in the world.

Ryan Corriston (Faculty Co-Chair)
Ryan Corriston, Madison Giving faculty co-chair

"For the first time in my life, I am able to devote my professional energy into doing what I love to do. JMU has provided this opportunity for me and it is a pleasure to give back in a very small way to the institution which has provided so much for me and my family."


Dave Barnes (Staff Co-Chair)
Dave Barnes, Madison Giving staff co-chair

"I give because this place and this community has given so much to both myself and my family. We moved here to accept a job offer.  We have stayed and made it our permanent home because of the people and the culture of this community.  Giving back to support it in multiple ways, to support a culture that has been so beneficial to all of us, is just the right thing to do."


Allie Wilson (Student Co-Chair)
Allie Wilson, Madison Giving student co-chair

"I give to JMU because I want every Duke to feel the connection and support that James Madison University has given me. As a passionate first-generation student, I am so grateful to have felt the love and kindness of JMU's community through scholarship which makes it possible for me to attend and learn at this university. By giving back, no matter the amount, I know that I can support the JMU experience and perpetuate the spirit of giving and caring that is present throughout campus."

2016-17 Madison Giving Committee

Paul Campbell, Admissions
Jini Cook, Administration and Finance
Towana Moore, Business Services
Jenne Klotz, Libraries
Leslie Purtlebaugh, Provost's Office/Academic Programs
Tim Howley, College of Health and Behavioral Studies
Ramon Mata-Toledo, College of Integrated Science and Engineering
Julia Wallace Carr, Hart School
Eric Imbrescia, College of Education

Brad Roof, College of Business
Ryan Corriston, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Tammy Steele, Honors College
Phil Frana, Honors College
Jon Corum, Student Life
Chervon Moore, Multicultural Student Services
Dave Barnes, Student Life and Involvement
Robert Tucker, Communications and Marketing
Spencer Pelfrey, University Advancement

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